Tag Archives: Subsidies

Pass the Bucks: Investment Incentives as Political Credit-Claiming Devices: Evidence from a Survey Experiment

From Nathan Jensen, Edmund Malesky, Mariana Medina, Ugur Ozdemir:  Both countries and subnational governments commonly engage in competition for mobile capital, offering generous incentives to attract investment. Existing research has suggested that these tax incentives have a limited ability to affect investment patterns and … Continue reading

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People, Places and Public Policy: Some Simple Welfare Economics of Local Economic Development Programs

From Pat Kline and Enrico Moretti: Most countries exhibit large and persistent geographical differences in wages, income and unemployment rates. A growing class of “place based” policies attempt to address these differences through public investments and subsidies that target disadvantaged … Continue reading

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One thing I learned in Hanover this weekend – UK Housing Subsidies Edition

Sorry for the light posting – I was out of town for a college reunion. It was great to talk to old classmates. One of my friends who lives in London told me about new UK mortgage subsidy programs that … Continue reading

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